23 years in the making, the vision is of a place of peace, a haven, surrounded by healing nature, and a place for people to feel the reality that we are all one human being.
1997: The Visioning Space concept is first conceived by Harman Scott, when visiting Toronto. The purpose and architecture were unclear.
2011-13: The early concept and design evolve. There are to be many of these buildings in North America and Europe.
2013-2014: Harman Scott prepares initial sketches for the first public presentation. Receiving that the first is to be built in the city of Toronto, Ontario, the concept sketches are made in this setting. The Visioning Space name is chosen, to express that it is different from other spaces, and unique,
April 2015: The first public presentation is made, in Perth, Scotland, and well received. Two ventures to Toronto follow, in July and October, to connect with people there and explore the possibilities.
2015-2018: Six visits are made by Harman to Toronto, to present to many groups of people and to explore feasibility of building it, culminating in displaying the Visioning Space concept at the Parliament of World Religions in November 2018. The images and description of Visioning Space resonate with and inspire many people, of all backgrounds, who give their time and insights generously. However, raising funds is impossible without a local champion, ready to spend years doing this.
2019-2020: It becomes clear that to date, Harman Scott's role has been to give birth to the Visioning Space concept and bring it into the world, that Visioning Space now exists in spirit, with its own spiritual guardians, and that some people already independently go there in spirit, whenever they wish, to contemplate and find peace.
The Future: Harman Scott's role at this time is to make clear the Visioning Space concept, through this website and other media, and to spread knowledge of it to all those who are fortunate enough to be able to see it. Visioning Space will be built in physical reality, in Toronto and other cities, when enough people want it, and it will be built by them. Each Visioning Space will be a beacon for humanity.
Do you know anyone who would like to help bring this project into reality? Please ask them to contact Harman Scott (see contact page).
“Money is always looking for a good home. If you have a great project, begin it. The money will follow”.
A Special Thank You To Many People, and many more....
Grateful thanks to family, friends and new friends met through Visioning Space, in Canada, USA and Europe., who have generously given their support and advice:
- Mirabelle Viviana Scott, Jessica Scott, Website content editing and presentation, Perth, Scotland and Manchester, England
- Jessica Scott, Wayne Tierney (Wodehouse IT), Website design, Manchester, England.
- Janet Macdonald, personal coach, Alyth, Scotland.
- Conrad Aldridge, Enterprise Consultant, West Yorkshire, England.
- Gordon Campbell, Hosting to Harman Scott in Toronto and mentor, Toronto, Ontario.
- Sid Ikeda, Project promoter, Toronto, Ontario.
- The late Graham Innes and his wifeHelen Warburton, 'Let's Network' Scotland, Perth, Scotland, forum for the first presentation of 'Visioning Space' concept.
- Nicholas Scott, Fenella Nkansah, Computer images, Manchester, England and Dundee, Scotland.
- Mathew Templar, Mark Maguire: Toronto.
- David Leslie, Executive Director of the Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas.
- Rev. Dr. Karen Hamilton, General Secretary, The Canadian Council of Churches, Toronto.
- Rev. Dr. John Joseph Mastandrea, Manor Road United Church, Toronto.
- Rev. Malcolm Sinclair, United Metropolitan Church, Toronto.
- Andrea Chrisjohn, Board Designate, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, Toronto.
- Zita Prashad, Manager, Multifaith Centre, University of Toronto.
- Rev. Wayne Walder, Neighbourhood Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Toronto.
- Members of Toronto Area Interfaith Council, met on 15 September, 2016.
- Deborah Longwell, Toronto.
- Tim Mcfarlane, Glass Structures Engineer, London, England.
- Delia Whitbread, Stained Glass Artist, Bristol, England.
- Rev. Rose Ann Vita, Promoter of World Centre for Interspirituality and Ecology, Toronto.
- Greg Pennoyer, Program Director, ‘Faith in Canada 150’, Hamilton, Ontario.
- Barbara Boraks, CEO of Christian Jewish Dialogue, and project manager for charitable projects.
- Fr. Damien McPherson, Franciscan friar, Director of Ecumenical and Interfaith Affairs for the Archdiocese of Toronto.
- Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario.
- Rob Oliphant, MP for Don Valley West, Ontario.
- Neil Coburn, Assistant Deputy Minister of Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
- Lindsay Jones, Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
- Eriks Eglite, General Manager, ‘Ontario Place’, Toronto.
- John Voorpostel, World Interfaith Harmony Week Toronto Steering Committee, and accountant.
- Anita Bromberg, Executive Director, Candian Race Relations Foundation, Toronto.
- Bill Petruck, President and CEO of Fundraiser ‘Funding Matters inc’.
- Paul McKenna, Interfaith Office, Scarboro Mission, Toronto.
- Jin Chung, Video Producer, Toronto.
- Carola Wanike, Potsdam, Germany, who helps with visits to Visioning Space.
- Usha, Potsdam, Germany, who also helps with visits to Visioning Space.